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Can taking antidepressants lead to suicide?

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Do you think that taking antidepressants lead to suicide?

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You have asked for an opinion based response to the question of whether or not taking antidepressant medications can lead to suicide.

I currently work in the mental health field and see many patients who are depressed or suicidal (or both) and are taking medications. While it is not unheard of for people who are taking antidepressants to commit suicide, the purpose of medication is to improve a patient's mood and therefore reduce the risk of suicidal behaviour. Research that has been conducted in this area suggests that the combination of medication and ...

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